Change address on license and registrations
If you move, you must report a change of residence address on a license, permit, non-driver ID, or registration to the DMV within 10 days.
You should know that
- an address change with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does not update your DMV records 1
- when you change your address for a vehicle registration, we also update the title certificate record
- you do not need to order new DMV documents with your new address 2
- updating your address for a traffic ticket does not update your address on other DMV records 3
There are instructions to change your name or other (non-address) information.
Online through MyDMV
To change the address on your license, permit, non-driver ID and/or registration(s), you will need the ID number and document number from your most recently issued New York State
- driver license,
- learner permit, or
- non-driver ID
If you lost your document, renewed or ordered a new one recently and have not received it in the mail yet, you will need to wait for it to arrive before you can create a MyDMV account. You can still change your address by mail.
To change your license, permit, non-driver ID and/or the address on your registration(s), mail a completed Change Address (MV-232) form to
NYS DMV License Production Bureau
PO Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895
If you want to replace your documents, be sure to include payment. Payment information can be found on the Change Address (MV-232) form.
At a DMV office
Unless you need to change your name or you want a new photo on your license or non-driver ID, there is no need to come to a DMV office.
If you still wish to go to an office, bring a completed Change Address (MV-232) form with you. If you want to replace your documents, be sure to bring payment for the fees.
You can have different addresses on your license and registrations
The DMV sends documents and important notices to customers by mail. The DMV recommends that you use the same address on all of your applications, documents, and transactions.
- 1. You must report your address change to both the DMV and the USPS.
- 2. When you change your address, you can write your new address on the back of your driver license, non-driver ID card or learner permit, and on the front of the registration document (carefully draw lines through the old address). Do not write the new address on a title certificate.
- 3. If you update your address for a Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) traffic ticket transaction, the update does not change the address on your driver license, non-driver ID, permit, or vehicle registration records. If you update the address for your driver license, non-driver ID, permit, or vehicle registration records, the update does not change the address for your traffic ticket.